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Get a Swift card

Depending on how and when you travel, there are different Swift cards you can choose from.

Commuters

If you travel regularly, getting a season ticket on your Swift card could be the cheapest option for you.

You can load tickets for one week, one month or 52 weeks of travel onto your Swift card. To work out which card is best for you, use our ticket finder.

You can also choose to pay with Direct Debit - an easy, convenient way to buy a ticket. You can get Direct Debit tickets for the bus, train and tram.

Direct Debit takes payments from your bank account automatically on the same day each month. Then your ticket is either loaded to your Swift card or posted to you if you buy a paper ticket. Find and buy Direct Debit tickets using our ticket finder.

To get your Swift card, register online and your card will be sent to you within 7 days.

If you need to get your card more quickly, you can go to a travel centre or kiosk and buy it in person. You’ll need to have a passport-sized photograph of yourself for your accompanying photocard.

 

Pay as you go

If you don't need to travel every day, and only travel on the bus or tram, pay as you go could be the best option for you. You can load anything from £10 to £50 on your Swift card, then use your card to pay for each journey you make. You cannot use a pay as you go Swift card on trains.

To get your Swift card, register online and your card will be sent to you within 7 days.

If you need to get your card more quickly, you can go to a travel centre, Payzone store or kiosk and buy it in person.

 

Multi-day tickets

If you’re a part-time or flexible worker who travels on buses regularly, a multi-day ticket on your Swift card could be the best option for you. You can load bus day tickets onto your Swift card in blocks of 5, 10 or 15. These allow you to travel all day on all local bus services.

To get your Swift card, register online and your card will be sent to you within 7 days.

If you need to get your card more quickly, you can go to a travel centrePayzone store or kiosk and buy it in person.

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